Del Valle standout scores 31
November 27, 2013, 10:00 am by Mark Goodson
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Marble Falls ran into a player that was on fire Tuesday night in the team’s final game before the Thanksgiving break.
"We ran into a buzz saw Essence Saul,’’ Marble Falls coach Chris Jost said. "She’s a 5-8 senior that can play it all. She really went off on us.’’
Saul scored 31 points, the most by in individual opponent this season against the lady Mustangs and led the Lady Cardinals to a 57-50 non-district victory over the Lady Mustangs at Del Valle.
"We couldn’t get her to give up the ball,’’ Jost said. "She hit a lot of 12 to 18 footers and a lot of them were with hands in her face.’’
Marble Falls countered with Sarah Stripling leading the Lady Mustangs with a season-high 28 points and eight rebounds. Stripling scored 22 of her points in the second half.
"We did some good things,’’ Jost said. "Sarah (Stripling) had a good game, Reann (Hall) was solid with seven points and eight rebounds and we shot it well as a team.’’
Del Valle started four seniors and improved to 7-2 with the win.
"They are definitely the quickest team we’ve faced,’’ Jost said after the Mustangs dipped to 5-4 on the season.
Marble Falls fell behind 13-8 after one quarter and trailed 29-20 at halftime. The Lady Mustangs bounced back with a strong third quarter with a 16-10 run to cut the lead to 39-36 entering the fourth quarter.
Haley Stephens added four, Blanca Fonseca four, Hanna Wall three, Molly Myrick two and Teagan Hall two points.
Marble Falls lost the turnover battle, 27-15.
Stripling led the team at the free throw line with 11 makes in 15 attempts. The team was 15 of 25 overall.
Marble Falls returns to action Tuesday, Dec. 3 for a doubleheader with the boys against Burnet on the road.
Del Valle won the JV game, 42-28, and the Marble Falls freshmen lost, 27-5.
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